International summer school on organic photovoltaics 2014

DATE:  September 1st – 4th, 2014  /  LOCATION: Strasbourg

Progress in the Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) Technology relies critically on collaborative research and development activities within a very broad field of disciplines, including organic chemistry, material developments and device engineering.  It is therefore crucial for young researchers interested in this emerging technology to have access to advanced multidisciplinary training.

The first International Summer School on Organic Photovoltaics in the Upper-Rhine Valley, organized by the Rh(e)in-Solar Project Consortium, contributes to the education of young scientists by offering a series of lectures that cover all aspects from the design of new organic molecules to the continuous production of OPV modules.

The program will address the following topics:

  • General concepts related to donor-acceptor bulk-heterojunction solar cells
  • Design and synthesis of conjugated polymers and organic semiconductors
  • Material developments for transparent electrodes and interfacial layers
  • Photo-active layer morphology
  • Advanced characterizations of materials and devices
  • Advanced device architectures
  • Device modeling
  • Roll-to-roll processing of OPV modules
  • Long-term device stability and encapsulation
  • Economical issues

Confirmed invited speakers:

  • Dr. Jörg Ackermann – University of Aix-Marseille/CINAM – France
  • Prof. Jenny Nelson – Imperial College London – United Kingdom
  • Prof. Peter Bäuerle – University of Ulm, Baden-Württemberg – Germany
  • Prof. Paul Burn – University of Queensland – Australia
  • Prof. Paul Blom – Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz – Germany
  • Dr. Christos Chochos – Patras Science Park – Greece
  • Dr. Stéphane Cros – CEA – France
  • Dr. Hans-Joachim Egelhaaf – Beletrics – Germany
  • Prof. Yun-Hi Kim – Gyeongsang National University – South Korea
  • Dr. Nieves Espinosa Martinez – Technical University of Denmark – Denmark
  • Dr. Karsten Walzer – Heliatek – Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Beat Ruhstaller – Fluxim AG – Switzerland

Speakers from the Rh(e)in-Solar consortium:

  • Dr. Martin Brinkmann – ICS – France
  • Dr. Alexander Colsmann – Karlsruher Institut für Technologie – Germany
  • Prof. Stefan Haacke – IPCMS – France
  • Dr. Dimitri Ivanov – IS2M – France
  • Dr. Uli Würfel – Fraunhofer ISE – Germany

Registration is now open:



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